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Hol·ly·wood 1

A district of Los Angeles, California, south of the Hollywood Hills, part of the eastern Santa Monica Mountains. It has long been considered the center of the US movie industry.

Hol·ly·wood 2

The US movie industry, especially the group of studios and celebrities that produce big-budget films for popular audiences.
1. Of or relating to the mainstream US movie industry: a Hollywood movie; a Hollywood producer.
2. Characteristic of sensational or escapist films produced by Hollywood: a Hollywood ending.
3. Showy or pretentious: their clothes were pure Hollywood.

[After Hollywood1California.]

Hol′ly·wood′ish adj.
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1. (Placename) a NW suburb of Los Angeles, California: centre of the American film industry. Pop: 167 664 (2000)
2. (Film)
a. the American film industry
b. (as modifier): a Hollywood star.
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(ˈhɒl iˌwʊd)

1. the NW part of Los Angeles, Calif.: center of the American motion-picture industry.
2. a city in SE Florida near Miami. 127,894.
Hol′ly•wood`ish, adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Hollywood - the film industry of the United StatesHollywood - the film industry of the United States
film industry, movie industry - the entertainment industries involved in producing and distributing movies
2.Hollywood - a flashy vulgar tone or atmosphere believed to be characteristic of the American film industry; "some people in publishing think of theirs as a glamorous medium so they copy the glitter of Hollywood"
flavor, flavour, feel, spirit, smell, feeling, look, tone - the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people; "the feel of the city excited him"; "a clergyman improved the tone of the meeting"; "it had the smell of treason"
3.Hollywood - a district of Los Angeles long associated with the American film industry
Adj.1.Hollywood - of or relating to the film industry in the United States; "a Hollywood actor"
2.Hollywood - flashy and vulgar; "young white women dressed Hollywood style"; "Hollywood philandering"
indecent - offensive to good taste especially in sexual matters; "an earthy but not indecent story"; "an indecent gesture"
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"Hollywood has always been a cage ... a cage to catch our dreams" [John Huston]
"Hollywood's a place where they'll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss, and fifty cents for your soul. I know, because I turned down the first offer often enough and held out for the fifty cents" [Marilyn Monroe]
"Strip away the phony tinsel of Hollywood and you find the real tinsel underneath" [Oscar Levant Inquisition in Eden]
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[ˈhɒlɪˌwʊd] NHollywood m
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nHollywood m
modif [studio] → d'Hollywood, de Hollywood, hollywoodien(ne); [film] → d'Hollywood, de Hollywood, hollywoodien(ne)
Hollywood film stars → les stars hollywoodiennes, les stars d'Hollywood
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nHollywood nt
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This sounds sort of Hollywoodish, but you have to have some sort of plan.
How many information technology and information security experts have we recruited to "prevent this offence against our peace"?Ours has been a wrong footing from recruitment to training, but on results and execution of duties we expect something different, something Hollywoodish'.We must wake up to the fact that our officers are incapacitated as far as the threat" is not physical we recruit our officers on zero merit compared to our threats and go on to train them in conventional warfare and law enforcement, then pass them out with a duty to serve on a totally different world, a modern world.
"The Warning," made in Spanish by Daniel Calparsoro, is Hollywoodish in feel and texture.
John Cox's staging (updated to a Hollywoodish Mummy-en Egypt) gets the job done well enough, in Paul Brown's good-looking sets.
But many analysts saw the brinksmanship as little more than Hollywoodish posturing.